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  1. Private ambulances halt operations in KZN

    Date: 12 Jul 2021
    Emergency medical services say it is faced with a situation where operators are unable to attend to any medical emergenci The KwaZulu-Natal Private Ambulances Association (KZNPAA) has announced that it has stopped operating as violent protests flare and intensifies across the province. “Due to the ongoing protests and damage to properties in the province, we have decided t... See full details

  2. KZN shutdown latest: No taxis in service on Monday

    Date: 12 Jul 2021
    The decision was taken to protect taxis and keep drivers safe from harm during protests. The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) – the principal mouthpiece of the taxi industry in SA – on Sunday evening confirmed taxis in KwaZulu-Natal would not operate on Monday, 12 July. Taxi stay-away on Monday In the br... See full details

  3. Park station closed due to protests, Gautrain customers urged to use alternative routes

    Date: 12 Jul 2021
    Gautrain customers won't be able to use the Park Station to Rosebank station route. The protests in Gauteng forced Park Station to close, affecting Gautrain’s service in the process. “Please note that Park station has been closed due to protest action in the vicinity of the station. As such, there will be no train service between Rosebank and Park stations u... See full details

  4. 62 people arrested in Gauteng, KZN as protests intensify

    Date: 11 Jul 2021
    Police have also issued a warning against the circulation of inflammatory messages, inciting violence and lawlessness. As of 1pm on Sunday, a total of 62 suspects have been arrested in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal following protests against former President Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment. In a statement, the South African Police Service (Saps) said police officers in Gaut... See full details

  5. Police on alert after day of protests

    Date: 10 Jul 2021
    LAW enforcement authorities are on high alert after several protests in parts of Kwazulu-natal yesterday, mostly around Durban, in the wake of former president Jacob Zuma’s incarceration. Late yesterday, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the SAPS in Kwazulu-natal was working closely with the Natio... See full details

  6. At least he won’t struggle with Afrikaans this time round, says Zuma’s daughter

    Date: 08 Jul 2021
    According to his daughter Dudu Zuma-Sambudla, the former president was 'still in high spirits' as he made his way to jail. It was a big night for South Africa after former president Jacob Zuma handed himself to the police at the last hour, with his arrest diving opinion. The news of his arrest was confirmed by the Jacob Zuma Foundation, which tweeted: “Dear South ... See full details

  7. ‘ANC failed to unite the country’

    Date: 07 Jul 2021
    Zuma stand-off tearing party apart THE ANC&rsquo;s deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte yesterday announced that action would be taken against individuals responsible for the Nkandla gathering. This has been met with heavy criticism from political analysts. <p data-bind="text: $d... See full details

  8. More ANC members could face the chop following Nkandla visit

    Date: 07 Jul 2021
    On Wednesday, the ruling party temporarily suspended MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus pending disciplinary action. More members of the African National Congress (ANC) could be suspended or have disciplinary actions instituted against them, following the gatherings by former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s supporters in Nkandla over the weekend. According to ANC spokesperson... See full details

  9. WATCH: Woman battered and bruised after ‘traumatic’ cheetah attack at captive facility

    Date: 07 Jul 2021
    The victim from Belgium was encouraged by the facility to keep quiet about the incident. A recent incident at a captive wildlife facility in South Africa has once again thrown the questionable industry into the spotlight.&nbsp; A young woman volunteer from Belgium was left traumatised after she was attacked by a captive cheetah at the facility last month, Blood Lions sa... See full details

  10. Mkhwebane following Zuma’s lead in challenging ConCourt ruling

    Date: 07 Jul 2021
    Public Protector appears to be taking a page out of Zuma's playbook by asking for a rescission of the court's CR17 ruling against her. It looks like Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane might be following in the footsteps of former president Jacob Zuma to be the latest person to challenge a Constitutional Court judgment. ALSO READ:&nbsp;<a href="https://citizen.c... See full details

  11. Apartheid victims’ families slam De Klerk comments

    Date: 07 Jul 2021
    THE Imam Haron Foundation and the Apartheid Victim Families Group (AFVG) have hit out at the De Klerk Foundation for its patron FW de Klerk&rsquo;s comments claiming that it would be unfair for the NPA to apply one standard to apartheid-era crimes and another to crimes perpetrated by anti-government organisations. De Klerk&rsquo;s comments followed the announcement by the NPA that they ... See full details

  12. Judgment in Zuma interdict case reserved to Friday morning

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    Judge Bhekisisa Mnguni has been asked to overrule an order of the country's highest court in a desperate bid by Zuma to stay out of jail. The Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday reserved judgment in the matter brought by former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s, which sought to have his arrest and imprisonment stayed pending his&nbsp;<a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/south-afri... See full details

  13. Ngcukaitobi goes for jugular of ‘recalcitrant, deliberately defiant’ Zuma

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi told the high court in Pietermaritzburg that Zuma was effectively asking it to help him defy the law. The state capture commission of inquiry&rsquo;s legal team went straight for the jugular when it appeared before the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Tuesday afternoon to argue against former president Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s desperate last minute bid to get ... See full details

  14. Cele’s ‘nonsensical letter doesn’t apply, police should arrest Zuma by Wednesday midnight’ (Part 1)

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    State capture commission advocate says Zuma was not entitled to refuse to hand himself over to the police. Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC argued in the Pietermaritzburg High Court that former president Jacob Zuma must be arrested by midnight on Wednesday should he fail to present himself to the police. READ MORE: Zuma case riddled with doubts as judge expresses concern over jur... See full details

  15. Cele’s ‘nonsensical letter doesn’t apply, police should arrest Zuma by Wednesday midnight’ (Part 2)

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    B/fwd fm P1 &lsquo;Many alternatives&rsquo; Ngcukaitobi further said Mnguni should dismiss Zuma&rsquo;s application as the case was being heard in the wrong court. However, he said, the former president can still approach the Constitutional Court to suspend the execution of the arrest orders against him.&nbsp; ... See full details

  16. Cele’s ‘nonsensical letter doesn’t apply, police should arrest Zuma by Wednesday midnight’ (Part 2)

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    &lsquo;Many alternatives&rsquo; Ngcukaitobi further said Mnguni should dismiss Zuma&rsquo;s application as the case was being heard in the wrong court. However, he said, the former president can still approach the Constitutional Court to suspend the execution of the arrest orders against him.&nbsp; READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="https://citiz... See full details

  17. Carl Niehaus tells ANC the MKMVA will do whatever it wants

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    MKMVA once again says the ANC has no right to control it and says it will exercise its democratic right to defend Zuma. In a statement on Tuesday, Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl Niehaus in effect showed the ANC national executive committee (NEC) the middle finger. Acting ANC secretary-general Jessie Duarte earlier reaffirmed in ... See full details

  18. Mpofu faces a grilling, as court mulls its jurisdiction over Zuma prison sentence

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    The KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Tuesday morning appeared unconvinced by Mpofu's arguments it had jurisdiction over Zuma's application. The first leg of Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s last-ditch bid to escape the 15-month prison term handed by the Constitutional Court appears to be facing an uphill battle just to get out of the starting blocks. Judge Jerome Mnguni &ndash; presiding ... See full details

  19. Zuma case riddled with doubts as judge expresses concern over jurisdiction

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    Judge Jerome Mnguni pressed Zuma's legal team on the question of whether he had the jurisdiction to interfere with the ConCourt&rsquo;s order. The first leg of Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s last ditch bid to escape the 15-month prison term he has been gi... See full details

  20. ANC happy a Nkandla massacre averted, vows action against organisers

    Date: 06 Jul 2021
    The ANC's Jessie Duarte says they know who was behind the 'counter-revolutionary' actions and commended the police for avoiding bloodshed. Fears of a Marikana-style massacre and the apparent use of citizens as human shields sparked the ANC&rsquo;s move to postpone its top brass leadership meeting at the weekend and deploy senior members to Nkandla. On Tuesday morning AN... See full details

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